The brain is wider than the sky

A friend has reminded me of this lovely poem. The expanse of this poem is soothing… 

The brain is wider than the sky,
For, put them side by side,
The one the other will include
With ease, and you beside.  
The brain is deeper than the sea,
For, hold them, blue to blue,
The one the other will absorb,
As sponges, buckets do.  
The brain is just the weight of God,
For, lift them, pound for pound,
And they will differ, if they do,
As syllable from sound.

Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  

the photos were taken by me during travels in east asia

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Imagining Ourselves – War and Dialogue

Imagining Ourselves  (IO) is a global online exhibit featuring art, photographs, essays and film by young women in their 20s and 30s asking them the question “what defines your generation of women?” The IO project is being organized by the International Museum of Women.

IO have a two month module coming up in November-December 2006 on War and Dialogue. They wish to focus on regions of political instability all over the world and especially want to focus on the Kashmir Issue-from both sides of the border. IO also wants to as talk about larger issues of the stereotypes that we have of each other: Indians and Pakistanis, Hindus and Muslims etc. In this effort, they are trying to reach out to young people from both India and Pakistan (and in the Diaspora) to amplify their voices, talk about issues they face from different perspectives.

To date, they haven’t had much success reaching out to the Pakistani community and I wish to draw the attention of young Pakistanis to spread the word or recommend people that IO could get in touch with

Please contact or better Sadaf Siddique
c/o Imagining Ourselves at

Published in: on August 28, 2006 at 2:35 pm  Comments (6)